By Katherine Aleynikova The more the teachers in a country are respected, the higher the academic results are amongst their students, or so the Global Teacher Status Index 2018 claims to prove. As instinctively plausible as the argument is, and as easily agreeable (who would argue against respecting teachers?), I have to wonder how exactly … Continue reading Ranking respect: Can teacher status be compared across countries?
During Lent term we will hold a series of Theory Workshops which seek to assist students in learning to explore the meanings of theory and their significance for research, thinking and everyday life. In each session, theoretical work will be introduced by a member of the CPGJ Cluster or an invited speaker and they will … Continue reading Theory in Conversation
Social theory, digital education and the Global South: Critical perspectives Edited by Cristina Costa and Ana Lucia Pereira Book Overview (download leaflet): The impact of digital media on the social world is a global phenomenon that presents the education sector with a set of new challenges. Even though there is considerable body of research engaged in … Continue reading Call for Chapters: Social theory, digital education and the Global South: Critical perspectives
The ESRC have announced the second call for their Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) scheme, for those who have completed their PhD at a research organisation that is part of a DTP or CDT and who are within 12 months of passing their viva voce. If you're interested in working with our members for this, we'd be … Continue reading Are you interested in doing a postdoc with us?
By Susan Robertson With the World Education Forum for 2019 just around the corner, I took a quick look at its organising theme: What we should do with what we know: developing educational policy for implementation, impact and exponential success. There’s little doubt that were our knowledge of education systems around the world to be stacked … Continue reading Can Big Data Bridge the Gap between Knowing and Doing?
By Daphne Martschenko In early December 2018, I was invited to present at the Polygenic Prediction and Its Application in the Social Sciences conference at the University of Southern California, hosted by the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium (SSGAC) – a group of social scientists who are now conducting genetic studies on fraught social outcomes … Continue reading Breaking Down Academic Silos: An Example from a Historically-Burdened Field
By Susan L. Robertson. Originally posted on the Education International Blog ‘World Hack’ – a weekly BBC World Service radio broadcast by presenter Kat Hawkins and reporter Sam Judah caught my attention earlier this week for several reasons. The first was its title, which came in the form of a question: Can US Entrepreneurs Help Fix … Continue reading Hacked Off: Can Us Entrepreneurs Help Fix Education in Africa? Answer?